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Oct 14, 2009 07:40 AM

Date place UWS

Hey everyone!
So I am looking for a good date place for drinks tonight on the UWS. Something with a fun vibe. Could be a bar, just not too loud. 75th street - 95th street Broadway - Columbus. Thanks!!

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  1. Dive 75 might not sound like an ideal date locale, but its corner nooks and array of board games can make for a very fun evening.

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    1. re: JungMann

      What do you think about Bar Bao as a date place - since I haven't been on a date in about 15 years? I think that the bar area has a nice vibe to it, without being loud, and the small plates might work as well if they want to linger.

      1. re: MMRuth

        I am actually not a fan of the bar area. the couch in the middle of the room makes it feel like the lobby of a hotel or something. It seems a little transient but i love the dining area,

        1. re: MMRuth

          If the OP just wants drinks, Bar Bao might not be the place to go, but then again the last time I went on a date, a President named Bush was fighting a dictator named Saddam.

      2. wine and roses? small wine bar that is quite good

        1. I'm probably responding too late for your purposes, lildiss73, but perhaps for next time: The tequila list at Gabriela's on Columbus between 93rd and 94th is extensive and well chosen. They also serve your standard fruity margaritas, which you can sip out in the bar area of the patio (warmed by enjoyable, if environmentally unfriendly, heat lamps). It can be a bit raucous at busy times, but I've never been there when it was so loud I had to shout to be heard by table mates. Food is decent to good and comes in massive portions. Service is efficient and usually very friendly, especially if you take a moment to chat. There are a good number of date-friendly small plates / appetizers designed for sharing.